Sunday 8 September 2013

Procrastinator (some) Times Sunday 8th of September Edition


This week in the world was a very tense one, that's why, aside from Teju Cole's interview on The Washington Post we decided to keep the highlighted news somewhat lighter. We don't discourage you to read heavy, tense, polemic, very real news, on the contrary, please keep yourselves informed. But this is just not the place for that.

So, in the news section, we are featuring an interesting article about LSD and a Hayao Miyasaki profile. On our Design, Business and Innovation section you can read about 3D Printing, art and a tweeting piano. In our Culture and Entertainment section you'll have a little bit of fashion and a bit of Russia, with love. And in our weekly procrastination, among other things, we follow our own advice and visited the Mass Observation exhibition in the Photographer's gallery and loved it, you can read a bit about it.

Finally, (I almost forgot!) we are starting a BRAND NEW SECTION! I am screaming, yes. We have now a Science section that will cover the very popular subjects of space, medicine, neuroscience, and in this particular edition: beer.

Hope you enjoy this week's edition, and don't forget to check the amazing In Dog We Trust and Sunday Sometimes sections. Dogs and cartoons, who doesn't love them?


Image: Teju Cole's Twitter account Screenshot.

Max Fischer of The Washington Post, interviews The New Yorker's writer Teju Cole, about his Twitter manifesto/parody/action (?) 9 Questions about Britain that you were too embarrassed to ask. Have a look at all the tweets and the interview here.

Photo: The Beatles, of course, via The Independent.

Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour as a team of Norwegian scientists has concluded that LSD may actually be good for you after conducting an exhaustive study on tens of thousands of Americans. Dr Timothy Leary, who was branded the “most dangerous man in America” by President Nixon, was right after all. Read full article in The Independent.

Image: My neighbor Totoro movie frame via BookImageCollective Blog.

"I know I've said I would retire many times in the past. Many of you must think, 'Once again.' But this time I am quite serious," said the Japanese master of whimsical animation, Hayao Miyazaki, who has retired before... but this time, sadly, he says he means it. He will definitely be missed. Read full story in Associated Press.

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